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One of the techniques she gave us was to be gentle with ourselves. She pointed out that being gentle can seem crazy, or pointless or ridiculous – none the less, it’s deeply healing. I know this to be true, because I discovered the very same thing for myself.
I learned to call myself “Darling” and “Sweetheart” when I was turning my mind from thoughts of lack and limitation, separation and judgment.
I learned to speak to myself with kindness and compassion.
I learned to speak to myself as I would speak to someone I loved.
Through this simple practice of gentleness I learned to BE loving.
When we start from a place of deep fear and intense shame and unworthiness, healing can seem impossible, but it’s not. Healing is a living happening thing that is never impossible as long as you are willing.
Your willingness heals the world.
I AM willing to be gentle with myself.